What is love? I read these thoughts and want to put them down on this Valentine's Day.
Loving someone means that you accept them for the person that they are and you don't need or want to change them into someone else whom you would prefer. It means that you appreciate them for the wonderful qualities that they have and ignore the ones they don't have. It means that you value them and will stand by them through the best of times and the worst of times. It means loving them when they are in a bad mood or when they don't do what you want them to do. It means that you love the wonderful person they are inside when it is sometimes not obvious on the outside. It means that you recognize that they will grow into their own destiny whether whether child or adult and you are willing to let them have their dreams even though they might not be your dreams. It means that you want to make them feel safe and supported. If this is how you feel, then tell them often that you love them.
That's a fairly comprehensive definition of love.
Happy Valentine's Day!